|Just a few of the luscious colours the Bees Knees carries.|
|Melting down the encaustic paints|
For my support, I like the cradled wood panels that I can purchase from Opus Framing and Art, a supplier in Vancouver, BC. These panels are also made from a readily renewable resource, as the hardwood is from the fast growing Paulownia tree. The Paulownia tree can grow from 10 to 20 feet in a season — an entire tree can even regrow in one season after being severely cut back. The panels come in a variety of sizes and depths. They also carry great front loading wood frames in black that compliment the encaustic paintings very well.
|I like to finish the sides with acrylic paint so I cover them in blue painters tape while I complete the encaustic painting so I don't have to clean up drips later.|
And here is my finished piece! 'Garden Party' is an expression of the happy feeling of celebration I get whenever I look at my beautiful summer flowers.
|Garden Party, 6x6", encaustic on cradled board|